Finley Everette Tollison

15 February 1895–1 April 1961 (Age 66)
Bakers Crossroads, White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Finley Everette

When Finley Everette Tollison was born on 15 February 1895, in Bakers Crossroads, White, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Caleb Tollison, was 28 and his mother, Mary Eliza Jane Mott, was 24. He married Beryl Adella Roberson on 1 November 1919. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lowrance Township, Murray, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Morgan Township, Murray, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 1 April 1961, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Kern, California, United States.

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Finley Everette Tollison
Beryl Adella Roberson
Marriage: 1 November 1919
Clara Jo Tollison
Jean Rose Tollison

Spouse and Children

1 November 1919


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; possibly Scandinavian.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Finley Tollison in household of William Tollison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Finley E Tolliran, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Finley E Tollison, "United States Census, 1930"

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